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Ladbrokes backs COD for Xmas no. 1

World at War is 1-3 favourite.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has called the odds on the race for the number one game at Christmas in the UK, and made Call of Duty: World at War its firm favourite.

Ladbrokes reckons the World War II shooter's chances at 1-3 for, versus 6-1 against for the next best contender, FIFA 09.

Constant seller Mario Kart Wii, despite having been released much earlier in the year, isn't far behind with a 7-1 shot. Those are good odds for a single-format game; Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2 could only muster respective odds of 20-1 and 25-1 from the bookie.

Fallout 3 is at 10-1, while regular seasonal chart-topper Need for Speed is surely worth a punt at 12-1. Nintendo must have been hoping that Wii Music would stand better than a 66-1 chance of making the top of the Christmas charts, though. Likewise Sony and LittleBigPlanet.

Today is a day of lists. Here’s another:

  • Call of Duty: World at War - 1-3
  • FIFA Soccer 09 - 6-1
  • Mario Kart Wii - 7-1
  • Fallout 3 - 10-1
  • Need for Speed Undercover - 12-1
  • Wii Fit - 16-1
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld- 16-1
  • Gears of War 2 - 20-1
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 - 20-1
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - 25-1
  • Fable II - 25-1
  • Resistance 2 - 25-1
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 33-1
  • Far Cry 2 Ubisoft - 40-1
  • Wii Play - 50-1
  • Quantum of Solace Activision - 50-1
  • LittleBigPlanet - 66-1
  • Mirror's Edge - 66-1
  • Wii Music - 66-1
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 100-1

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